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[53] these men, though they saw that Athens had lost the day and that our enemies were holding the pass,1 refused to betray us or to take steps for their own individual safety, but with the whole armed force of the Peloponnese close upon them, they opened their gates to us in defiance of the majority and chose along with you, who had been engaged in the battle, to suffer whatever might betide, rather than without you to enjoy a safety that involved no danger; and so they admitted the troops and succeeded in saving both you and your allies.

1 Between Corinth and its harbor of Lechaeum on the Corinthian Gulf.

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